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‘EarlyLearn’ Education Effort Falling Short of Lofty Goals, Finds Center for NYC Affairs Report

An ambitious initiative to improve subsidized early childhood education and expand licensed care of toddlers in low-income, working families has produced, at best, mixed results, a report released today by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School finds.

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School of Media Studies awarded NEH Grant for “AIDS Quilt Touch”

The School of Media Studies at The New School is pleased to announce that it was one of seven recipients recently awarded a Digital Humanities Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project, “AIDS Quilt Touch: Empowering Communities to Share and Preserve Cultural Heritage through Digital Storytelling.”

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Memory, Authenticity, Scale, Emotion: A Discussion with the Architects of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum

On Tuesday, April 29, join the lead design architects of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and scholars for a discussion of designing and building this new landmark museum located beneath the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan in New York, due to open this May. Architects from David Brody Bond will discuss […]

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Writing and Literature Public Programming: Spring 2014

Arundhati Roy, Robert Caro, Ben Fountain, the National Book Critics Circle Awards & More

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Michelle DePass Available for Comment on Keystone XL Pipeline

As the national debate around the Keystone XL Pipeline intensifies and the White House continues to solicit more input, The New School offers environtmental policy expert and EPA veteran Michelle DePass for commentary on the controversial proposed pipeline.

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Indigenous New Media Symposium

The Indigenous New Media Symposium aims to bring together Native American and First Nation media makers and creative activists to discuss how new media platforms are being used in the indigenous community to educate, organize, entertain, and advocate. 

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Insideschools Offers Alternative to A-to-F Grades for NYC Schools

Insideschools.org, a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School, today launched an alternative to the city’s controversial A-F system for grading elementary schools. Called Insidestats, the new scorecard provides a nuanced picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s 735 elementary schools, including charters.

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Center for New York City Affairs and Capitol One Bank to Release Updated FAFSA Guide

On January 16, a guide and discussion aim to take the fear out of financial aid while helping millions of students tap into $236 billion available in federal student aid. Columbia’s Dr. Judith Scott-Clayton to lead discussion and address the impact of financial savings and aid on college success

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Robot Dialogues: Artificial Beings Discuss Identity, Sociality and the Rights of Robots

Just days after the grand opening of The New School’s University Center, The School of Media Studies will host “Robot Dialogues,” an Artificial Intelligence and robotic panel discussing the critical issues raised by the rapidly evolving technology.

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Public Programs: Literature and Writing Update

November and December events include readings, presentations, and discussions featuring Kathryn Schulz (Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error), Major Jackson (Holding Company and Hoops),  Steve Erikson (These Dreams of You), and musician Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family.

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